Dan Bern: An Evening of Song, Art & Conversation Saturday, June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an evening of song, art & conversation with the great Dan Bern on Saturday June 29th at the Haight Street Art Center for the ridiculously low price of $5! At 5pm we bring you an extended happy-hour to enjoy Dan’s beautiful paintings, followed by some wonderful songs and conversation.

Patrons of the Show at the $5 a month level get FREE admission (+1) including a complimentary adult beverage. Become a patron or RSVP.

Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Dan’s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.

Bern’s singular songwriting has led to work on such projects as the Judd Apatow features Walk Hard—the Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek. His songs have appeared in countless TV shows and independent films, been covered by The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

In addition to the music, Dan Bern is a prolific painter, with works hanging in The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The Bobby Feller Museum. He has published several books, the latest being a collection of poems, “encounters,” which recount his real-life encounters with, among others, Wilt Chamberlain, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Carter and Hunter S. Thompson.

Whiskerman, Mickelson, Coffis Brothers: Blanket the Homeless Benefit Thursday May 16th Haight Street Art Center

Join us for an amazing evening of music and conversation to raise some money for a great cause.

Patrons of our show at the $5 a month level are guaranteed FREE entry (+1) and a complimentary drink: Support us on Patreon.

If you’re already a patron please RSVP here.

This a benefit for the Blanket the Homeless compilation album being produced by Scott Mickelson featuring Whiskerman and the Coffis Brothers as well as Fantastic Negrito, Con Brio, John Craigie and many more.

Ticket includes 6-7pm happy-hour and the From Detroit with Love: Grande Ballroom poster exhibit.

Whiskerman is a rock-and-roll overture to the great unraveling. Over the last 7 years the Oakland band has developed an underground reputation for tackling the sublime with their ambitious songwriting, thunderous stage show, and acute lyricism. They have since emerged as an engine of the Bay Area’s revitalized psychedelic and festival scenes.

Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from the Bay Area. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life is receiving great reviews in the US and abroad. Mickelson will be playing his first European tour this Fall.

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.

FREE: Record Store Celebration Saturday April 13th 6pm Haight Street Art Center

Come celebrate Record Store Day with a FREE show at the Haight Street Art Center. Everyone attending is invited to bring their ONE favorite piece of vinyl and you might be chosen to join us on stage as we spin your record and interview you about it. How fun is that?

As usual, guaranteed entry to patrons of the show on Patreon. RSVP by telling us how many people you are bringing. The more the merrier! 

6pm happy-hour will feature the Grande Ballroom poster exhibition From Detroit with Love as well as a screening of the acclaimed documentary The Cover Story-Album Art.

Performing live will be the great Four Year Bender (duo) who’ll have some vinyl to sell and will be promoting their album release party at Cafe du Nord. Opening the show is the great Jeff Desira who also is releasing new material produced by Chris Manning of Jellyfish and Guster.

We’re thrilled that Eric Christensen will be on hand to discuss great album artwork and his wonderful documentary The Cover Story-Album Art.

Also, parked out front will be the awesome roaming Musical Instrument Lending Library.

FREE: The Shams St Paddy’s Day Special Haight Street Art Center Friday March 15th 6pm

Enjoy an evening of craic agus ceol as Sean Daly brings his kick-ass band from Galway, Ireland to start your Paddy’s Day weekend off on the right note. Details HERE

Please leave a note below if you plan on attending and tell us if you’re bringing a guest!

Festive drink specials courtesy of sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and brewer/co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan will be the guest of honor.

The Shams first began in 2011 in San Francisco, lead by energetic and charismatic front man Sean Daly. 

The Shams have sold out the legendary Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and shared stages with Irish performers such as the brilliant singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, Mundy, The Young Dubliners, and English punk legends, The Vibrators.

The Shams provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. With each fiery live performance, the group leaves listeners begging for more

John Craigie In Song & Conversation Tuesday 2/19 6pm Haight Street Art Center

We’re thrilled to have finally booked the great John Craigie on the show. As always the show is FREE to patrons at the $5 a month level.

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Tickets for non-patrons are only $5. This ticket entitles you to a complimentary adult beverage courtesy of our sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars. This nominal fee of $5 is to stop the problem of no-shows which have been a problem at our once free events. Money raised will go to our non-profit host, the Haight Street Art Center AND the Blue Bear School of Music.

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

Recently, that trail twisted and turned into new territory for the Portland, OR performer who The Stranger appropriately dubbed, “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” His music speaks loud to both audiences and fellow artists. Todd Snider notably hand-delivered a gift on-stage, and Chuck Norris has sent fan mail. His fifth full-length album, No Rain, No Rose boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov, namely “I Am California” and “Highway Blood.” Both quickly cracked One Million Spotify streams and counting, as his knack for a captivating narrative and rustic aural palettes powered the 13-track offering together.

“It’s about transparency,” he explains. “The storytelling enables listeners to relate. Really good music doesn’t make you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re not alone.”

As No Rain, No Rose landed, he caught the attention of none other than Jack Johnson. Through a serendipitous series of events, Craigie’s 2016 live effort Capricorn in Retrograde… Just Kidding… Live in Portland landed in Johnson’s car stereo during a California coastal road trip.

Shortly after, Jack reached out and Craigie soon found himself onstage for 12 shows during Johnson’s 2017 summer tour including performances at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California and The Gorge in Washington state. Along the way, he earned acclaim from SF Weekly, Seattle Times, AXS, and more. Festival appearances also include Oregon Country Fair, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Burning Man, and many others.

When Craigie plays, it’s one of those special shows that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. It’s a musical journey that can’t be denied.

Free: The Dolly Mamas CD Release Party & Rob Hotchkiss. Iron Springs Brewery Fairfax Sunday January 27th 5-8pm

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Come celebrate the sound of Fairfax with two awesome local acts! The show is FREE but please RSVP here and bring along as many friends as you like!

The Dolly Mamas are three friends who love to sing and create music together. They each lend their unique and versatile voices and musical experience to this vocal harmony trio. Performing original songs as well as well arranged cover music, The Dolly Mamas are a treat to watch and listen to and are delighted to release their debut album “Labyrinth.”

Rob Hotchkiss Was a founding member of Train. He won a Grammy Award (Best Rock Song) for five-time nominated Drops of Jupiter, ​and was the musical force behind hits such as Meet Virginia, Free, I Am, and Get to Me. Rob’s songwriting was integral to their multi-platinum success. For creative reasons Rob left Train after their third album to record and produce his solo album, Midnight Ghost, which received tremendous critical acclaim. Rob’s classic sound, with meaningful lyrics, beautiful melodies, and lush harmonies, has been likened to The Beatles, early Bowie, Neil Young, and Ed Sheeran.

George Clinton In Conversation Monday, December 17th 3pm Haight Street Art Center

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Ahead of his SOLD OUT show at the Independent, join us for a conversation with the legendary funkmeister who’ll be retiring following this tour. Clinton is promoting his latest album Medicaid Fraud Dog. After the interview we’ll be throwing a year-end/holiday after-party with live music provided by the Bay Area’s very own Roem Baur. As an added bonus you’ll get too see the wonderful Ralph Steadman career retrospective currently on display at the Haight Street Art Center.

Patrons of our show on Patreon at the $5 a month level are guaranteed FREE entry (plus one) and ONE complimentary adult beverage courtesy of our sponsors 21st Amendment Brewery and Whetstone Wine Cellars. Become a patron HERE.

Already a patron? RSVP here.

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone.

The Parliament/Funkadelicmachine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. Born in Kannapolis, NC, on July 22, 1941, Clinton became interested in doo wop while living in New Jersey during the early ’50s. . Basing his group on Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Clinton formed The Parliaments in 1955, rehearsing in the back room of a Plainfield barbershop where he straightened hair. The Parliaments released only two singles during the next ten years, but frequent trips to Detroit during the mid-’60s – where Clinton began working as a songwriter and producer – eventually paid off their investment.

Roem Baur is an award-winning singer and touring songwriter from San Francisco. From appearances on NBC’s The Voice, the main stage at Super Bowl 50, official SXSW & CES conferences, to the International Youth Conference in Zimbabwe, Africa, he has garnered fans all over the world with his “wild” (Entertainment Weekly) stage show and “ridiculous vocal range” (rslblog.com). Classically-trained in Opera and Musical Theatre, he answered the call of rock n’ roll shortly after college and immediately began touring living rooms, cafes, and small clubs with “a voice that seems to burn with fire” (Examiner) before forming his band and releasing his first studio EP with GRAMMY nominated producer, Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Janelle Monae, Katy Perry).

Camp Fire Relief Benefit Concert Sunday, December 2nd Hopmonk Novato

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GET TIX: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Camp-Fire-Relief-Benefit-Concert/374507
 

HopMonk Tavern Novato (Session Room)
Doors: 12noon | Show: 1pm-10pm (All Ages)
Schedule Times TBA

Brought to you by:
HopMonk Tavern Novato / KC Turner Presents / Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP

100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the North Valley Community Foundation

LINEUP (More TBA):
Alejandro Escovedo
Dan Bern
Megan Slankard
Peter Case
Heather Combs
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional (solo)
Josh Brough (Poor Man’s Whiskey)
Bobby Jo Valentine
Kate Lardner & the Branson Rock Band

DJ Bothsides will be spinning records between sets

SPONSORS:
HopMonk Tavern
Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up
Brianne Lucke Design
Phoenix Hotel
Stagehand Systems Events
Flying Colors
Sight & Sound
21st Amendment Brewery
Whetstone Wine Cellars

FREE: The Stone Foxes in Song & Conversation Nov 7th 6:00-7:30pm

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Join us for another FREE evening of amazing music and conversation as we take the podcast to the T-Mobile Signature Store in downtown San Francisco with our favorite local rockers The Stone Foxes. RSVP by leaving a message here telling us how many you’ll be our head to our Facebook event page.

The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve out one’s own unique territory. The friction between these impulses is where good things happen, and it’s the place San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes – spear headed by brothers Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence Koehler (lead guitar, vocals) ) – have resided since their 2008 debut, young men dedicated to keeping rock engaged and succulently alive.

“You do what the song needs you to do. That’s how this band does it,” says Shannon. “Hell, that’s how The Band did it! You can go back to Muddy Waters and further for examples of this. With us, there’s this filter of blues and roots that we’ve created by soaking up that music, and when we write everything gets put through that filter. It comes out as who we are today, but everything we do goes through that filter, this cultural fuzzbox.”

FREE Xmas in October Soundwaves TV Taping: EllaHarp, Rick Hardin, Kendra McKinley

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Once again we are thrilled to be hosting a portion of Soundwaves TV Xmas TV special. That’s right, it’s Christmas in October at the Longboard Margarita Bar in Pacifica on Saturday October 20th from 1-3pm. Of course the best part about this is that it’s FREE!! Come on out and bring all your friends!
Did we mention the event is FREE? It stars three of our favorite local artists, all performing solo: Kendra McKinley, Rick Hardin and EllaHarp. 
Dress in your favorite ugly Holiday sweater and we’ll see you then!